Get started creating Ethereum development and test single and multi-node clusters rapidly using Docker.
TestRPC - https://github.com/ethereumjs/testrpc
1.1. Standalone Ethereum node
Docker Toolbox installed.
To download and install Docker Toolbox for your environment please follow the Docker Toolbox instructions.
After Docker Toolbox has been installed, create a
default machine to run Docker against.
To run a single test Ethereum node run the following:
$ docker-compose -f docker-compose-standalone.yml up -d
If using docker-machine you should be able to get to the JSON RPC client by doing:
open http://$(docker-machine ip default):8545
Assuming you ran docker-compose against the
1.2. Ethereum Cluster with netstats monitoring
To run an Ethereum Docker cluster run the following:
$ docker-compose up -d
By default this will create:
- 1 Ethereum Bootstrapped container
- 1 Ethereum container (which connects to the bootstrapped container on launch)
- 1 Netstats container (with a Web UI to view activity in the cluster)
To access the Netstats Web UI:
open http://$(docker-machine ip default):3000
Scaling the number of nodes/containers in the cluster
You can scale the number of Ethereum nodes by running:
docker-compose scale eth=3
This will scale the number of Ethereum nodes upwards (replace 3 with however many nodes you prefer). These nodes will connect to the P2P network (via the bootstrap node) by default.
1.3. Test accounts ready for use
As part of the bootstrapping process we bootstrap 10 Ethereum accounts for use pre-filled with 20 Ether for use in transactions by default.
If you want to change the amount of Ether for those accounts
2. Interact with geth
To get attached to the
docker exec -it ethereumdocker_eth_1 geth attach ipc://root/.ethereum/devchain/geth.ipc
Then you can
miner.start(), and then check to see if it's mining by inspecting
2.1 Use an existing DAG
To speed up the process, you can use a pre-generated DAG. All you need to do is add something like this
ADD dag/full-R23-0000000000000000 /root/.ethash/full-R23-0000000000000000